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  • October 24, 2010
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna
  • Referee: A. De Marco
  • • Attendance: 28785
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Bologna 0-0 Juventus: Vincenzo Iaquinta Misses From The Spot As The Old Lady Are Held By The Felsinei

Bologna 0-0 Juventus: Vincenzo Iaquinta Misses From The Spot As The Old Lady Are Held By The Felsinei

The two teams played out a boring stalemate ..

Juventus were held to a draw at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara today as they failed to overcome a resilient Felsinei defence, who continued their impressive unbeaten streak at home. In a game in which the clear-cut chances were few and far between substitute Vincenzo Iaquinta missed a penalty before the break as the fixture finished goalless.

Neither team seemed willing to throw much forward in the early minutes of the match and most of the action commenced in midfield. The first real chance of the game came as late as the 18th minute when Amauri headed wide from cross by Alberto Aquilani.

A minute late Fabio Quagliarella saw a shot from the six-yard area blocked, following some disastrous defending by Bologna. The Old Lady continued to dominate the proceedings, but seemed unable to break through the Felsinei's rock-solid defence.

The Bianconeri were presented with a golden opportunity to open the scoring in the 34th minute when they were awarded a soft penalty for a foul on Milos Krasic. Substitute Vincenzo Iaquinta, who came on for the injured Amauri, failed to convert the spot kick and justice was served.

Albin Ekdal had a glorious chance in the waning minutes of the first half, but saw his powerful volley blocked by Leonardo Bonucci.

The second period continued in the same pattern in which the first one was played with Juve pressing for a goal and Bologna valiantly repelling attack after attack. As the game was approaching the final whistle the game became increasingly scrappy and the eye-pleasing moments were a rare sight.

Jorge Martinez had a chance to break the deadlock in the 77th minute, but he blasted his shot wide of the near post after beating two defenders on the left side of the box. Substitute Massimo Mutarelli had a dangerous shot saved by Marco Storari just minutes before the final whistle for what was to be the last moment of interest as the game ended 0-0.

Bologna's next fixture is the visit to Cagliari on October 31, while Juventus face Milan away a day earlier.

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